David of Sarasota

252972
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sailor Circus; Ringling Brothers Circus; Emmett Kelly; artists Ben Stahl, Thornton Outes and Sid Solomon; author John D. McDonald and historian Arnold Toynbee. The film also shows outdoor recreation. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828
, Asolo Theater

Have Circus, Won't Travel

253230
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:15; b&w; sound; V-108 BA002; S. 828
Description
This is a promotional film depicting a circus-themed underwater show at Weeki Wachee Springs. Footage includes stunts by the show’s “mermaid” performers, including trapeze acts, a ballet routine, tightrope walking, and tricks involving a “dragon” named Willy. The film also features shots of the underwater theater used by visitors to view the shows at Weeki Wachee.
true

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239
true

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Danish flags; oranges being washed in a processing plant; and a plant employee talking to guests. Footage has a home movie feel.
Type
Image
in what appears to be a theater

THEATER OF THE SEA-FRAGMENT

253562
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:30; color; sound; V-51 BA024; S. 828
Description
The reel starts part of the way into the film. It shows the Theater of the Sea in Whole Harbor on Islamorada. Filmmaker Julian Bromer is seen filming dolphins with a Kodak Cine special. A young man shooting still photos and wearing a loud flower-print shirt pesters the filmmaker, making him miss the shot. Bromer goes up the platform to feed the dolphins himself and falls in the water. A dolphin brings him a towel. This reel is only part of a film broken off at either end.
THEATER OF THE SEA-FRAGMENT

WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERVIEW/ EDDIE DOWLING TRIBUTE

253431
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:35; color; sound; V-194 CA276; S.1239
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan. His play, "Time of Your Life," was in performance at Florida State University to serve as part of a tribute to Eddie Dowling, a renowned theater actor and director. Produced by WFSU-TV.
renowned theater actor

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part 7)

253114
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows synchronized swimming, the Flying High Circus, theater, cheerleading, dance, views of campus, an interview with President Sliger and graduation ceremonies. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
22:00; color; some sound; V-134 CA258; S.1239
High Circus, theater

WEEKI WACHEE

253620
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:15; color; silent; V-107 AA183; S. 828
Description
This film shows the bowl area at Weeki Wachee with swimmers and a jungle cruise boat. Some shots show the boat dock and the roof of the underwater theater. There are no underwater shots.
of the underwater theater

FLORIDA ON MY MIND

253081
Date
30-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-9 CA144; S.828
Description
This film, which is hosted and narrated by actor Leif Erickson, tells about Florida Bicentennial celebrations using artwork and old film footage of great moments in US history. Viewers see Gamble Mansion, Cape Florida, McLarty State Museum, Crystal River mounds and other places along the Florida Bicentennial Trail. Groups of citizens refurbish run-down houses, a theater in Palm Beach and cemeteries. The film shows plans for Planet Ocean, scenes of the Tallahassee Junior Museum and other ways of celebrating. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
-down houses, a theater in Palm

T MINUS 15 AND COUNTING

253567
Date
Mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-74 CA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows Florida schools, including elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It describes new techniques, special help for Cuban refugees, Seminoles and the disabled. The film features marine biology, computers, electronics, educational television, physical education and the Sarasota High School's Sailor Circus. It also shows vocational education, Future Farmers, oyster cultivation, music, theater and art. It shows architecture of various campuses and ends with a speech by Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The missile launch referred to in the title is figurative. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.
, music, theater and art

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
, Asolo Theater, Miami

BURT REYNOLDS DAY IN TALLAHASSEE/ BALLET

253418
Date
14-Oct-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:48; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA308; S.1239
Description
Burt Reynolds is introduced at a FSU football game by university President Dr. Stanley Marshal, who holds a $50,000 donation check from Reynolds. Reynolds makes a short speech. Several other celebrities such as Lee Majors and Larry Csonka accompany him. There is footage of Reynolds and his entourage arriving at Tallahassee Municipal Airport, where they are met by fans. Reynolds appears at a theater in downtown Tallahassee where his movie "The Longest Yard" is playing. There are also scenes from a reception held in Reynolds' honor, including a short interview where he comments on making "The Longest Yard," prisons, acting and athletics. The film closes with clips of a Florida State University School of Dance ballet performance. Produced by WFSU-TV.
appears at a theater

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